Gunnison

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The Hayden Expedition in 1873 opened the Gunnison Country to the outside world. With the removal of the Utes in 1881, the country was opened up to settlement on a larger scale.  Coal, gold and silver brought new populations of immigrant miners into the area.  The first winter in the town of Gunnison was 1874, with a population of 20 …

Delta County: A Rich Past

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Delta County was created on February 11, 1883, from portions of central Gunnison County. The composition of the county is mostly rural with agriculture being it’s base. Delta, the county seat is located  in the south at the junction of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre Rivers. South and west of the city is rich agriculture land. Following the Gunnison River to …

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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The Black Canyon is 2,000 feet deep and carved from water erosion over the last two million years.  The gorge depth is between 1,800 and 2,660 feet over the length of 53 miles.  The Black Canyon National Park consists of 12 miles of canyon length, and is accesable from Highway 50 on the South and Highway 92 on the north.    …

Explore A Vineyard

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Both Montrose and Delta Counties are the home of the highest elevation vineyards in the United States.  The high elevation, coupled with the very low humidity, and cool nights produce a Terroir unique to the Western Slope. The North Fork Valley in Delta County is home to the West Elks American Viticultural Area which holds its annual West Elks Wine …

Craft Breweries

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By May 22, 2012 there were 1,989 breweries in the United States, Colorado ranks third in the nation in the number of brewpubs and craft breweries.  Our state continues to rank first in gross beer production and fourth in the number of breweries per capita, according to the Brewers Association and the Beer Institute.  Start in Delta County, and see …

Discover

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Montrose and the surrounding areas of the Uncompahgre Valley have multiple options for the visitor, from getting in a round of golf to relaxing in the beer garden: